The 2-day event that held at the capital city of Akwa Ibom was quite impactful.
Below are the highlights in pictures, from the fact check training event that held at Uyo.
⬆️ Fake News Debunker Edition 66th
⬆️ Fake News Debunker Edition 66th
🎧 Did Jonathan Warn Tinubu Against Influencing Tribunal Judgement?
🎧 Did Wike Order the demolition of Jabi Motor Park?
🎧 Does Video show recent Gun Fight Between Army and Bandits?
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Did Wike Order the demolition of Jabi Motor Park?
Following his press conference on assumption of office as the minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike has been quoted to have ordered the demolition of Jabi Motor park in Abuja.
The claim is FALSE
One of the sources of the claim is from a one minute-twenty-seven-seconds video shared on Tik-Tok and forwarded many times on WhatsApp
According to a report by Daily Trust, someone speaking in the Hausa language was heard lamenting that “Everyone in Nigeria knows Jabi Park and today the government has ordered its demolition. Our shops have been demolished and our business burned.” However, Daily Trust debunked the claim and confirmed from those at the park that there is neither ongoing demolition or notification of such at the Jabi park and there had been none in 2023.
Still Several statements continued to be shared on social media and blogs supporting the claim.
Verifying the video using a Google reverse image, results revealed that the video was from 2020 when the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) ordered the demolition of illegal shops in the Jabi Motor Park.
The claim that the FCT minister Nyesom Wike had ordered demolition of Jabi Motor Park is false.
Did Jonathan Warn Tinubu Against Influencing Tribunal Judgement?
A 4-minute-45-second video found on Facebook claimed that the former President Goodluck Jonathan warned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to use his power to influence the outcome of the Presidential Election Petitions Court.
The claim is False
The author of the post captioned it, “BREAKING!! Former President Goodluck Jonathan don scatter everywhere as he warns Tinubu against using his position as president to influence election tribunal judges, says the young are watching.”
As of last week, the video had attracted 479,000 views, 12,000 likes, over 5,000 shares and 1,300 comments.
Findings by Nigeria’s Daily Trust showed that the Facebook user manipulated a TikTok video posted by an account “BM Motion” and the caption there reads “Goodluck Jonathan advice to the politicians.”
The former president condemned his fellow politicians and security workers against using their positions to limit the judiciary from their independence.
A key frame-by-frame search also showed that the speech was first delivered in January 2023 at an event and the former President addressed his speech to politicians and not a particular person.
It was discovered that the former President did NOT mention Tinubu at all in the speech as against the viral claim.
The Facebook user had manipulated the original video by layering motion graphics and a voiceover to push a narrative and disinform the audience.
The claim that Jonathan warned President Tinubu about influencing the presidential election tribunal’s outcome is FALSE.